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Classification: Skin Care
Generic Name: Ketoconazole
Typical Brand Names: Nizoral

Ketoconazole is an antifungal which belongs to a class of drugs known as the imidazoles.

Ketoconazole inhibits the production of a chemical called ergosterol, which is a component of the fungal cell membrane. Damage to this membrane cannot be repaired and this interferes with the fungal cell's ability to reproduce, hence the infection is controlled.

Ketoconazole when applied topically, is used in the treatment of fungal infections of the skin and genitals.

Product Name Price
Nizoral (generic) 200 mg - 14 Tabs $45.26
Nizoral 200 mg - 14 Tabs $122.00
Nizoral 200 mg - 28 Tabs $179.00
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Nizoral Directions To Use

The recommended adult dose of ketoconazole is 200 mg once daily with a meal. Occasionally, adults may need to take 400 mg daily. Children's doses are based on their body weight.

The length of treatment depends on the response to the medication as well as the condition being treated; it can range from one week to 12 months. Ketoconazole should not be taken within two hours of taking an antacid.

Many things can affect the dose of medication that a person needs, such as body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications. If your doctor has recommended a dose different from the ones listed here, do not change the way that you are taking the medication without consulting your doctor.

It is very important that this medication be used exactly as prescribed by the doctor. If you miss a dose of scheduled medication use it as soon as you remember it. If it is almost time for your next scheduled dose, skip the missed dose and carry on with your regular schedule. Do not double-up on doses.

Nizoral Warnings and Side Effects

You should report to your doctor any signs and symptoms which may indicate liver dysfunction so that appropriate biochemical testing can be done. Such signs and symptoms may include unusual fatigue, anorexia, nausea and/or vomiting, jaundice, dark urine or pale stools. Nizoral tablets may alter your metabolism.

Terbinafine is a very safe medication. The need to discontinue therapy because of side effects is quite rare. The most frequently reported side effects are diarrhea, and abdominal pain. Increases in liver enzymes, hives, itching and altered taste sensation also have been observed.

Nizoral Missed Dose

If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up.

Nizoral Storage

Store at controlled room temperature 15°-25°C (59°-77°F). Protect from moisture.

Nizoral Overdose

Seek emergency medical attention if you suspect an overdose. Symptoms of a Nizoral overdose may include: constipation; diarrhea; dizziness; drowsiness; headache; nausea; vomiting.

Nizoral More Information

If your symptoms do not improve within a few weeks (or months for some infections), or if they become worse, check with your doctor.

Nizoral Disclaimer

This drug information is for your information purposes only, it is not intended that this information covers all uses, directions, drug interactions, precautions, or adverse effects of your medication. This is only general information, and should not be relied on for any purpose. It should not be construed as containing specific instructions for any particular patient. We disclaim all responsibility for the accuracy and reliability of this information, and/or any consequences arising from the use of this information, including damage or adverse consequences to persons or property, however such damages or consequences arise. No warranty, either expressed or implied, is made in regards to this information.

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